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New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

The Geophysical Laboratory’s Alex Goncharov and DTM's Peter van Keken were awarded a Venture Grant to apply a novel flash-heating method for high- pressure/high-temperature experiments to measure the thermal conductivity of Mars.

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Large Magnitude Eruption Expected for Bali's Mount Agung

Mount Agung, seen on April 28, 2010 from Bali. Photo by Jesse Wagstaff via CC License.

As people in Indonesia prepare for a large-magnitude eruption of Mount Agung, DTM volcanologist Hélène Le Mével explains what scientists know—and don’t know—about volcanoes, and how scientific observations contribute to risk assessments and alert systems.

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September 2017 Letter from the Director

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in a residential area of Southwest Texas, August 31, 2017. (Credit: U.S. Department of Defense)

Devastating natural events, seismology, and volcanology in this update from DTM Director Richard Carlson.

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Could TRAPPIST-1’s Seven Earth-like Planets Have Gas Giant Siblings?

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New work from a team of Carnegie scientists (and one Carnegie alumnus) asked whether any gas giant planets could potentially orbit TRAPPIST-1 at distances greater than that of the star's seven known planets.

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For Second Time in September, Carnegie’s Seismometer Records Devastating Mexican Earthquake

For Second Time in September, Carnegie’s Seismometer Records Devastating Mexican Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Raboso, a small town located 65 miles southeast of Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19. The earthquake is substantially closer to the Mexican capital than the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck 10 days ago off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017

Together with Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory, the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017.

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